View Vacancy - Trade and Investment Intern, Department for Business and Trade, (FRA23.550)
The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) team at the British Embassy Paris is recruiting three fixed six-month internships from January 2024 to June 2024 (pending security clearances).
Interns are valued and full members of the team at the Department for Business and Trade, and we passionately believe that teams are most effective when they reflect the diversity of the people we serve in France, the UK and beyond. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who may not have considered a career in economic and trade diplomacy before, perhaps from traditionally under-represented socio-economic backgrounds in France, and those who – while highly motivated by international trade – may incorrectly believe that their academic background or English language competence would make them unsuccessful in competing for these roles.
We accept applications in both English and French.
DBT is open to candidates applying on a full-time and part-time basis however, we have a preference for applicants able to commit to three full days per week minimum. Equally, if a candidate cannot commit for the full six months of the internship, we’re open to discussing slightly shorter internships.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Working level proficiency in English and French (B2 and above) - (both written and spoken for CEFR framework) however, candidates can choose to complete their application and conduct an interview in either English or French
- A motivated, flexible, committed self-starter
- Good IT skills, with a focus on the suite of Microsoft Office products
- A demonstrable interest in business and international trade but not necessarily through academia
At the beginning of your internship you should be able to provide with convention de stage provided by your university/higher education establishment and liability insurance to cover your period of internship at the British Embassy.
All appointments are subject to professional background checks, and a satisfactory security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of his/her passport or national identity card for all nationalities held, an up-to-date criminal record (casier judiciaire) for recent countries of residence (which can be obtained online at https://www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/b3/eje20 ), two written proofs of address (utility invoices and/or bank statements) and two references.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in France are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local French employment law and FCDO guidance for Country Based Staff. The posts we offer are not an entry point into the UK’s Diplomatic Service.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in France and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline” and accordingly to the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet any cost during the Recruitment and Selection process, Security Check nor the costs connected with relocation.
*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.
This opportunity is closed to applications.